Husband and I went to Europe in June. It was the most relaxing vacation I have ever been on, despite the fact that we Griswold'ed it through Germany's Rhine Valley & the Netherlands with my in-laws, brother-in-law, & MIL's mom on a crazy hectic on-the-move-all-the-time schedule. Spending every day for two weeks on the go from 8am-10pm was exhausting but SO. MUCH. FUN.
We saw castles and churches and museums and monuments and other crazy historical things. So much old stuff - it wow'd my mind grapes.
One of my most favorite things was how the front door on every home was so unique, with funky animal shaped doorknobs and knockers. I took over 200 pictures of doors. My plan is to create a super awesome collage. Just depends on how long my procrastination sticks around. :)
I discovered a product in Holland called Speculoos Spread. It is pureed ginger cookies, ground to the consistency of peanut butter and tastes better than anything I've ever had in my life. I became so addicted that I ended up bringing 6 jars home in my suitcase. They were empty in less than 3 weeks. Time to find a local supplier before I go into withdrawal.
The other most exciting thing that Husband & I brought back from Europe is a little creation we made in Germany. It will make its official debut on March 1, 2013. We thought it was the least we could do to say thanks to the family for bringing us along on such a fabulous trip.